These Little Piggies

What is it about babies’ feet that’s so adorable? Is it their tiny toes, the pure baby smell, or the fact that they are completely unblemished? When Livy was born, the nurses created a foot impression ornament for us. They gently placed her foot in plaster, added her name to it, and painted it pink. … More These Little Piggies

Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

Written by: Vickie C – Mom to an adult child with autism https://TakingStep.com As parents, we all come to the crossroad of whether our children believe in Santa sooner or later. It’s a sad milestone. It begins to be difficult for them to understand and believe in something they can’t see. Sure, we see Santa and his … More Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

A Diagnosis Doesn’t Change Who Your Child Is

I’m feeling a bit weird right now. (At this disclosure, I can almost hear my friends laughing and saying “No news there, then!” – thanks guys…I KNOW that’s why you love me *blows kisses*) So, I’ve ditched what I was writing, because I feel the need to get these feelings and thoughts out. Please bear … More A Diagnosis Doesn’t Change Who Your Child Is

7 Things to Know about My Kid While we Eat or Don’t Eat Turkey

Here in the US, Thursday is Thanksgiving. A time of gathering, heads bowed in thankfulness, crisp fall leaves, warm pie, and total freak-out-mode for many parents who have kids with special needs. Why the freak-out mode? Because too often, our friends and family members don’t understand our children. While acknowledging that they try, and that … More 7 Things to Know about My Kid While we Eat or Don’t Eat Turkey